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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 11:38

"...there is a robust business case for diversity, but the details are not quite captured by the headlines. The case rests on understanding that diversity means more than having a sprinkle of women and a dab of colour, and that the value of diversity lies in developing an inclusive workplace – and that means adaptation, not just assimilation and tolerance..."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 11:09

Story linking latest fertility numbers to lack of supportive family policies

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 09:19

"Today, White House Council on Women and Girls Executive Director Tina Tchen, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 09:11

"Just last month, researchers at Rice and Southern Methodist Universities released a study showing that female scientists were twice as likely as their male counterparts to regret not having more children. Further, these regrets were seen as prompting some female grad students and postdocs to consider leaving academic science.

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 14:50

More than 100 studies have now found that the most engaged employees — those who report they're fully invested in their jobs and committed to their employers — are significantly more productive, drive higher customer satisfaction and outperform those who are less engaged.

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:55

"Did you receive paid maternity leave? Did your baby's father? If you answered no to either question, Working Mother Magazine and the National Partnership for Women and Families have taken up your cause, with a campaign to require American employers to provide paid parental leave, as all other developed countries do. In the U.S., only 16 percent of companies surveyed by the Families and Work Institute paid full salaries to women on maternity leave, down from 27 percent a decade earlier.

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:46

"Since 2003, the nonprofit I work for, Winning Workplaces, has sponsored an award honoring small businesses whose innovative employee practices drive business growth. (It used to be called Best Bosses, and now it's known as Top Small Company Workplaces.)

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:44

"Even in today's incredibly diverse, four-generation workplace where employees can be found at virtually all stages of life, most smart employers have figured out a way to solve these "garden-variety" work-family dependent care issues because solving them creates greater employee loyalty, satisfaction and productivity.

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 09:04

"Occasionally I hear someone opine that work-life is "soft." I've never understood what that means since there is no other people strategy that has generated more hard data to support its contribution to business success. It doesn't match reality on the front lines of practice either. If you want to see a grown man quiver, challenge a new father to defy convention and ask his boss for the weeks of family leave for which the policy manual specifies he is entitled.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 12:40

Exciting news!  We are pleased to announce the launch of Stage One of the new Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) website.  The new WFRN (formerly the Sloan Work and Family Research Network), was formed in response to the need for an international membership association of interdisciplinary work and family researchers and scholars.